"Explore" Topnote Mini Album

Hey all!

Happy Thursday!! The weekend is right around the corner! Do you plan on doing something fun? Are you traveling or exploring? Well, if you are - I have a treat for you! Today's post is of a quick and easy mini album.

I am going to be giving this little number away. Yay! So, be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win. (**WINNER POSTED BELOW**)

Now, on to the good stuff. I used a top note die to cut out 5 pages in chipboard and 10 pages in the Teresa Collins Far & Away 6x6 paper pad.  I used some foam dots to pop up my title. Some of the extra ephemera I used was from the Farmhouse paper collection. I also used my Cameo to die cut a cute little frame to surround my title. It reads: The Journey not the arrival matters. I think it turned out cute!

 I added a 7 gypsies binding ring through a Making Memories xl eyelet, to hold some black and cream lace from my stash. I simply tied those in a knot. That cute little bottle cap charm was from swap I hosted on my blog. It works perfectly on the cover. Jute rope is wrapped around the edge of the mini and tied in a bow. This is what the charms hangs from.  The little dangles are adorable :)

I kept the pages on the inside very clean and simple. The tabs that you'll see are left a bit open. This is so the pictures can tuck behind. Here are some pics of the inside of the mini album:


Isn't it just the cutest thing? I think so  :) Be sure to stop by my blog and leave a comment for a chance to win this and a little something extra ;).

The winning number is 10!! This is the comment..

VeronicaAOctober 24, 2013 at 8:01 AM

That top note die is a favorite of mine even though I don't own it. Your mini turned out so cute using it. Great paper collection! Thanks for the chance to win.

CONGRATS!! Please email me you addy @ tmikamiller1@gmail.com

Thanks so much for stopping by. Check out the other ladies of the Fab Four design team for their awesome projects!

 Scrappy Hugs,



  1. What a great mini, I love the paper choice and the shape of the pages, Great job :) Tina

  2. That top note die is a favorite of mine even though I don't own it. Your mini turned out so cute using it. Great paper collection! Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Beautiful Tmika, wow such a great mini.
    Hugs Astrid

  4. Super beautiful mini. I love it. Thanks for sharing,, Johanne L.

  5. Such a cute mini. Love it and the paper collection.

    Tracey J.

  6. What a gorgeous mini book. I love the paper you used. Would love to have this for travel pictures I have with my husband.

  7. just saw this on the scrapyland blog! OMG....YOU made this???!!! it is soooo adorable! love those papers and the top note is a favorite. don't enter me so one of the other ladies can be blessed. just had to tell you this is beautiful! 2 hands clapping!

  8. I like the way your mini turned out. I am a die fanatic and I love the one you used for the mini. Thanks for a chance to win!

  9. Love this mini!!! Bottle cap is super cute and LOVE the paper.

  10. Love this album! A perfect size for a hostess gift or party favor! The papers you chose are wonderful ~ thank you for sharing!!!